SOUTH AFRICA
Region: AFRICA
128
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Global Rank: 
27
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Region Rank:

South Africa’s IPRI score remained the same at 6.6 placing it 1st in the Africa region and 30th in the world. South Africa is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and the World Bank as an upper-middle income country. It is a member of the South African Development Community (SADC).
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex remained the same 5.6 with scores of 7.4 in Judicial Independence, 5.3 in Rule of Law, 4.8 in Political Stability, and 4.8 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by 0.1 to 6.9 with scores of 7.5 in Property rights, 9.2 in Registering Property, and 4.1 in Ease of access to loans. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex remained the same at 7.2 with scores of 7.4 in Intellectual Property Protection, 7.8 in Patent Protection, and 6.6 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.6 30 of 128 1 of 27
Legal and Political 5.6 46 of 128 4 of 27
Physical 6.9 23 of 128 1 of 27
Intellectual 7.2 20 of 128 1 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.6 46 of 128 4 of 27
Judicial Independence 7.4 24 of 128 1 of 27
Rule of Law 5.3 53 of 128 3 of 27
Political Stability 4.8 70 of 128 7 of 27
Control of Corruption 4.8 57 of 128 5 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.9 23 of 128 1 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 7.5 24 of 128 2 of 27
Registering Property 9.2 58 of 127 5 of 27
Access to Loan 4.1 31 of 128 2 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.2 20 of 128 1 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 7.4 24 of 128 1 of 27
Patent Protection 7.8 33 of 108 1 of 27
Copyright Protection 6.6 20 of 104 1 of 10
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5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
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8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
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